who's crazy enough to try this crazy build?

somethingsin

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who's crazy enough to try this crazy build?

Right, I think I just made up a really crazy build (maybe someone else did before)

who wants to try? post here and I'll tell you the build after you accept the challenge

Edit: nominations not accepted
 

Horobi

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I'll take that challange, it better not be HC tough. I just reïnstalled diablo after a computer-crash (so a new start it is for me). And this sounds like an interresting first charactar.
 

somethingsin

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I don't really care if it's HC or SC, twinked or untwinked.

I'm talking about a titan martyr (ie only points in strength, main skill being sacrifice)

have fun

other rules at your discretion
 
somethingsin said:
I don't really care if it's HC or SC, twinked or untwinked.

I'm talking about a titan martyr (ie only points in strength, main skill being sacrifice)

have fun

other rules at your discretion
Well done corax, you got a tough build there!
 

Horobi

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Ok, well since the rules are stat points go into strength and main skill is Sacrifice I'd thought of this as a possible build. I don't know wether it is Hell viable but I think it has the potential.

Code:
020 Sacrifice    (obviously)
010 Redemption

020 Holy Shield }
020 Defiance    }no vitality + sacrifice thus I need high defence

020 Holy Freeze }
010 Resist Cold }To make it viable

009 Prereq.

109 Total
My only remaining question is wether with sacrifice as main skill means a fully synergized sacrifice
 
Horobi said:
Ok, well since the rules are stat points go into strength and main skill is Sacrifice I'd thought of this as a possible build. I don't know wether it is Hell viable but I think it has the potential.

Code:
020 Sacrifice    (obviously)
010 Redemption

020 Holy Shield }
020 Defiance    }no vitality + sacrifice thus I need high defence

020 Holy Freeze }
010 Resist Cold }To make it viable

009 Prereq.

109 Total
My only remaining question is wether with sacrifice as main skill means a fully synergized sacrifice
Your build finishes at lvl 98, so you ahve some work to do. I suggest that you dont need 20 in defiance and 20 in holy freeze, since ideally you'll want to focus on either HF or defiance and stick with that, because when you need defence, is when your in melee, and that is when you'll need HF.
Also, any idea of weapons and key gear?
 

Horobi

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Well, I will have to go untwinked (no items yet), so there's little up front planning there. As for the help with the build I would still like at least some points in defiance as a synergy for Holy shield. But I think you're right and I could cut some points there. But were to put them (Redemption or Resist could), hmmmm, tricky.............

Thanks in any case
 
Horobi said:
But were to put them (Redemption or Resist could), hmmmm, tricky.............
I say redemption is the key. your going to have next to no life (especially being untwinked) and maxing this skill would be much more beneficial than a synergy to HF or HS. Kill stuff with HF on, then switch to redemption and clear everything up. Also useful if your running around like a maniac when you only have 20 life left and have a pack or undead stygian dolls on your heels all with a slither of life left.
 

somethingsin

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Synergies are not necessary as far as I'm concerned.. if you want to make it harder for yourself, sure, go ahead...

I guess I could think of a nice prize for the first person to pat/guardian one...

not that I'm that rich though. Might do a elite unique of some sort (nothing too spectacular)

do it fully synergised in HC and I'll give out my VEX
 

Horobi

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Redemption it is then, thanks for the help FBob, appreciate it. :thumbsup:

Edit: And thanks for answerring my question somethingsin.
 

Quickdeath

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I'm not sure I agree.

With very little life and Sacrifice max-ed (and assuming you are using it) I don't think you'll be needing many pts in redemption - it won't take much to fill your red bulb -its just that you'll need to do it constantly.

What you won't be able to tolerate is getting hit with elemental ranged attacks or any kind of melee attack.

I might recommend:
20 Sacrifice (groundrule)
20 Holy Shock (for damage)
20 Res Lightning (for synergy and + max resist)
20 Res Fire (for + max resist)
10+ Holy Shield
1 redemption
1 salvation

And for a merc, choose between Prayer, Defiance and Holy freeze.
1 Redemption

Tough build.
 

goltar25

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somethingsin said:
Synergies are not necessary as far as I'm concerned.. if you want to make it harder for yourself, sure, go ahead...

I guess I could think of a nice prize for the first person to pat/guardian one...

not that I'm that rich though. Might do a elite unique of some sort (nothing too spectacular)

do it fully synergised in HC and I'll give out my VEX
Well, I was going to do it SC, but now, HC for me. I was already going to do fully synergized, so that's not a change. As for twinking, Poronthur will follow the septavirate rules: He is allowed to get one item in normal, two in nightmare, and three in hell. Potions, gems, runes, etc. are allowed to be transferred to and from ATMA within the septavirate with no limitations. I will use ATMA to give him an unlimited stash, but items from other septavirate characters are limited by the previously stated restrictions. He can never receive an item that is not from a septavirate character, so all items are 1.10, HC, self-found by me.

Stats: All strength
Skills:
20 Sacrifice
20 Fanaticism
20 Redemption
Holy Shield/Salvation as desired/needed
Pre-reqs

Well, here goes nothing.
 

corax

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*Steps up to the plate* My time is come. bring it fbob.

20 Sacrifice.
20 Redemption.
20 Fanaticism.

= 67 points.
so lvl 60 or so finish.

Obviously I'm going 2 handed and I think I'll use a might merc :D


prepare to be pwnt
 

somethingsin

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corax said:
*Steps up to the plate* My time is come. bring it fbob.

20 Sacrifice.
20 Redemption.
20 Fanaticism.

= 67 points.
so lvl 60 or so finish.

Obviously I'm going 2 handed and I think I'll use a might merc :D


prepare to be pwnt
gogo corax! show that fbob you're not to be trifled with :p
just remember to stay out of his shinkicking range, cause that will kill you...

and good luck to goltar as well. Feel free, but not obliged to post updates...
 
Prayer merc would be best for this. As quickdeath said, you'll need to boost your life often, and whats better than prayer for that? Corax, if thats in HC, i dont think you'll do it, it seems like to much of a glass cannon.
 

goltar25

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Well, as for updates, IIRC Poronthur is Level 7 or 8. He's on the other computer and I don't feel like starting it up right now just for that. I've got a really good map setup with Bishibosh right next to the Cold Plains waypoint, so I'll be running him for a while to get items. As for a mercenary, I'm probably going to take a Prayer merc when I get to Act 2 (though I might keep the Rogue for ranged support, haven't decided yet). I'm almost certainly going to switch to Holy Freeze when I make it there, since Prayer, even at high levels, works too slowly for my liking, and I have no problems tearing through a belt full of potions every few minutes.

Quick question. Is there any restriction on having something else for dealing with Fire Enchanted bosses and Oblivion Knights. Iron Maided combined with sacrifice would be rather dangerous, especially since once I get it, I'm probably going to be running Fanatacism 75% or more of the time.
 

colony

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Count me into this:D

HC, and yes it will be fully synergised :teeth:

I want that Vex...

I'll be starting soon, and untwinked.
 
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